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  NTAS/MOVE  -  2016  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Northwest Tropical Atlantic Station (NTAS) Ocean Reference Station and Meridional Overturning Variability Experiment (MOVE). Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Al Plueddemann, WHOI Project Institution: WHOI
Project ID: 104843 Version #: 1
Date Submitted: 4/10/2015 9:12:00 AM Created By: Al Plueddemann
Date Last Modified: 4/10/2015 9:12:00 AM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NOAA/OAR - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The work will be focused on surface and subsurface mooring turns (recovery and re-deployment) and will include CTD casts, acoustic data transfer, and other activities. One surface mooring will be turned at the NTAS site. Three subsurface moorings will be turned at three MOVE sites. Deployment and recovery of inverted echo sounders (PIES), as well as acoustic data transfer from PIES, will take place at MOVE sites. CTD casts ranging from 500 m to full ocean depth (5000 m) will take place at multiple sites.
Summary of Facility Requirements: The science party will supply equipment for mooring deployment and recovery (winches, air tuggers, winding carts, etc). Use of the URI TSE winch vs. a science party winch will be discussed. We will need all available deck space on the main deck and 01 deck for mooring equipment. We will use the A-Frame and the ship's large crane. Use of the HIAB crane will be discussed. We will use the ship's CTD sensors, deck box, rosette frame, and niskin bottles. Small boat operations will be considered at the discretion of the bridge. The ship's underway sensors (TSal, ADCP, met, etc) will be utilized by the science party. Ability to "patch in" to the ship's 12 kHz transducer for science party acoustic comms will be requested.
Summary of other requirements and comments: Clearance will be required, and pursued by the science party, for operations offshore of Guadaloupe. The responsibility for Barbados clearance will be discussed with the URI Marine Operations.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007748 Created By: Al Plueddemann
Date Last Modified: 4/10/2015 9:12:00 AM Date Submitted: 4/10/2015 9:12:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 1/15/2016 Dates to Avoid: Christmas and New Years holidays, Dec 22 2015 - Jan 4 2016
Earliest Start Date: 11/1/2015 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 2/15/2016 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
7 0 1 12 20
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements:
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
Mob day needed, but not counted as a charged day assuming that loading is done at the home port. Ship days are based on 10 years of experience with NTAS/MOVE cruise operations. Steaming speed of 11 kt assumed.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Trop Atlantic
Description of Op Area: From the lesser Antilles to the mid-Atlantic ridge (50 - 60 W) from 12-17 N.
Op Area Size/Dia.: 180,000
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.45° N / 71.45° W map
152 map
NA06 map
13.1° N / 59.6° W map
42 map
NA09 map
  Show Degrees Minutes    
Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

France, Barbados
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Narragansett, RI, USA None Bridgetown, Barbados
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
The most efficient cruise track is Narragansett to Bridgetown, which has been done successfully in the past. The next best choice for ending port is San Juan, PR.

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Al Plueddemann, WHOI
# in Science Party 10 # of different science teams 2 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements Co-Chief Sci WHOI science party will oversee NTAS operations, Co-Chief Sci from SIO will oversee MOVE operations.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningSelected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingUnselected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Unselected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerSelected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Discussions among URI Marine Operations, Ship, and WHOI logistics lead will determine whether ship's TSE winch or science supplied TSE winch will be used.

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